Bet365 lodges expansion plan to ‘attract and retain’ staff

Bet365 lodges expansion plan to ‘attract and retain’ staff

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Online bookmaker and gaming giant bet365 has lodged plans for further expansion to its Etruria Valley base in Stoke-on-Trent, which includes a sports and training facility designed to ‘attract and retain’ staff.

The proposed sports facility will include two tennis courts, two multi-purpose sports pitches and a sports hall for staff to play badminton and basketball before and after work.

The development, which is set to be built on a neighbouring site to the company offices within Etruria Valley on land near Wade Ceramics, will also see nine new jobs created.

A spoksesperson for bet365 told TotallyGaming.com: “bet365 is determined to create an environment which attracts and retains staff in what has become a highly competitive marketplace. The proposed sports and training facility will give staff access to sports facilities and on site changing rooms within proximity to bet365 House.”

The expansion plan has been welcomed by Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth, who reacted to the news by saying: “Bet365’s ongoing commitment to the city must be applauded.”

Totally Gaming says: This is part of bet365’s preparation to recruit up to 300 more workers over the next five years, taking its total employment to around 2,700 to 2,800 by 2022. It is the largest private-sector employer in Stoke-on-Trent, which contributes £80 million annually to the local economy, provides a working environment that will only improve with this new sports and training facility.

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